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Game #5657

Aston Villa

Sunday, 12 March 2023

Drew

11th (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

Premier League

West Ham United

Attendance: 62,472

The London Stadium

West Ham

1-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | รlex Moreno | 17โ€™ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Another deeply suspect refereeing performance mars the game as Chris Kavanagh and VAR collude to award West Ham an equalising penalty before denying Villa their own stonewall spot kick.

KEY MAN

Chris Kavanagh, another troubling performance.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Sunday, 12 March 2023

โšฝ | 17โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Ollie Watkins, Assist by รlex Moreno
๐Ÿฅ… | 25โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (West Ham United, pen), Saรฏd Benrahma
๐Ÿ•’ | HT West Ham United 1-1 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 64โ€™ Sub off, รlex Moreno, Sub on, Lucas Digne
๐Ÿ” | 64โ€™ Sub off, Leon Bailey, Sub on, Bertrand Traorรฉ
๐Ÿ’ฅ | 73โ€™ VAR fails to award a penalty to Villa for a clear foul in the box
๐Ÿ” | 80โ€™ Sub off, Emiliano Buendรญa, Sub on, Jhon Durรกn
๐Ÿ” | 80โ€™ Sub off, Matty Cash, Sub on, Ashley Young
๐Ÿ” | 85โ€™ Sub off, Ollie Watkins, Sub on, Calum Chambers
๐Ÿ•’ | FT West Ham United 1-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villaโ€™s World Cup winning goalkeeper Emiliano Martรญnez makes his 100th appearance for the club since joining from Arsenal in September 2020. Martรญnez played just 15 League games for his former club between 2012 and 2020. Made in Aston, Conquered the World. Congratulations Emi.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1995-96

West Ham United

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1979-80

FIXTURE HISTORY

West Ham United

Previous 5 vs. West Ham: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2022-23 |
Matchday | #29 |
League Game | #26 |
Manager Game | #15 |
Sunday, 12 March 2023
Attendance | 62,472 |

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | Hondarribia, 2022-
Referee: Chris Kavanagh | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Ashton-under-Lyne, 2014-
Kick off: 2.00pm
Half Time Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
Full Time Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Full Time Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 15 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 7 ๐ŸŸจ | 2 ๐ŸŸฅ 6 | 1.53

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Chris Kavanagh | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Ashton-under-Lyne, 2014- ๐Ÿ†˜
Matches Officiated: 17
๐ŸŸฉ : 5
๐ŸŸจ : 6
๐ŸŸฅ : 6
๐Ÿ†˜ : 4
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 13 Nov 22, Villa 2-1 Brighton (a) ๐Ÿ†˜
Incidents: ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: James Mainwaring, Wade Smith.
Fourth official: Darren England.
VAR: Michael Salisbury.
Assistant VAR: Scott Ledger.

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

West Ham United

๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Boubacar Kamaraโ€™s nasty injury - inflicted by Palace thug Cheick Doucourรฉ - rules him out as he is replaced by the often underwhelming Leon Bailey in a formation change. Bailey, who is showing all the signs of a problem player - over-inflated ego, poor on-pitch performances, poor off-field behaviour - is a lucky boy indeed to be recalled.

In happier news, Diego Carlos makes his first squad appearance since August following his Achilles injury suffered on his home debut whilst once again Unai Emery chooses to name two โ€˜keepers on the bench rather than expose the Villa Youth at this stage of their development.

The other big news is Danny Ings lines up for West Ham and their is not a scintilla of doubt that he will add to his record of five goals in his last seven against Villa.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 26.88 |
Bench Average Age: | 28.30 |
Squad Average Age: | 27.59 |
Subs Average Age: | 28.46 |
Oldest Starter: GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | 30.54 |
Youngest Starter: M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.80 |
Oldest Squad Player: RB Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 37.70 |
Youngest Squad Player: CF Jhon Durรกn | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | 19.26 |
Oldest Substitute: RB Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 37.70 |
Youngest Substitute: CF Jhon Durรกn | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | 19.26 |

MANAGER

Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

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Aston Villa

GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
LB รlex Moreno | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |๐Ÿ”ฅ| ๐Ÿ” |
CB Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Tyrone Mings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐Ÿ” |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Emiliano Buendรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |

MANAGER

David Moyes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

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West Ham United

GK Alphonse Areola | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
LB Emerson | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
CB Thilo Kehrer | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Nayef Aguerd | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ |
CB Kurt Zouma | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Tomas Soucek | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |
M Lucas Paquetรก | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Declan Rice | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Saรฏd Benrahma | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | โšฝ |
W Jarrod Bowen | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Danny Ings (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | LB Lucas Digne | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | for LB รlex Moreno | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | 64โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | W Bertrand Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ | for W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | 64โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Jhon Durรกn | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | for W Emiliano Buendรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | 80โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | RB Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | 80โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CB Calum Chambers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 85โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | M Pablo Fornals | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | for M Lucas Paquetรก | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | 76โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | W Maxwell Cornet | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | for CF Danny Ings (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 86โ€™ |

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Viljami Sinisalo | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Diego Carlos | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Joseph Anang | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Angelo Ogbonna | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
RB Ben Johnson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Aaron Cresswell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Manuel Lanzini | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Flynn Downes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Gianluca Scamacca | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: ยฃ185.75m
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 6/11
Homegrown: 1/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ58.21m
Team Cost: ยฃ243.96m
Squad Cost: ยฃ275.01m
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 8/20
Homegrown: 2/20

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ19.58m |
GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ3.15m |
GK Viljami Sinisalo | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | Free |

LB Lucas Digne | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ27.00m |
RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ14.18m |
LB รlex Moreno | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ12.00m |
RB Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

CB Diego Carlos | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ27.90m |
CB Tyrone Mings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ20.60m |
CB Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ11.97m |
CB Calum Chambers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ15.12m |
M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ2.79m |

W Emiliano Buendรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ34.56m |
W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ยฃ28.80m |
W Bertrand Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ | ยฃ16.56m |

CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ27.72m |
CF Jhon Durรกn | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | ยฃ14.65m |

SQUAD STATS

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Astonishingly, West Ham United (18th) field a squad costing over ยฃ300m behind only Newcastle United (6th), Arsenal (1st), Liverpool (5th), Chelsea (10th), Manchester United (3rd) and Manchester City (2nd).

1st XI Cost: ยฃ191.70m
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 3/11
Homegrown: 1/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ43.83m
Team Cost: ยฃ235.53
Squad Cost: ยฃ302.50m
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 7/20
Homegrown: 3/20

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Alphonse Areola | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Free |
GK Joseph Anang | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

LB Emerson | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | ยฃ13.86m |
LB Aaron Cresswell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ4.28m |
RB Ben Johnson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

CB Nayef Aguerd | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | ยฃ31.00m |
CB Kurt Zouma | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ31.50m |
CB Angelo Ogbonna | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | ยฃ9.90m |
CB Thilo Kehrer | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ10.80m |

M Lucas Paquetรก | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ38.00m |
M Pablo Fornals | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ25.20m |
M Tomas Soucek | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | ยฃ14.58m |
M Manuel Lanzini | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ10.80m |
M Flynn Downes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ9.59m |
M Declan Rice | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

W Saรฏd Benrahma | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | ยฃ20.79m |
W Jarrod Bowen | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ19.17m |
W Maxwell Cornet | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ยฃ18.63m |

CF Gianluca Scamacca | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | ยฃ32.40m |
CF Danny Ings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ12.00m |

UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 4 |
GK Jed Steer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Achilles
M Philippe Coutinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | Muscle
M Leander Dendoncker | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | Domestic Accident
M Boubacar Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Ankle

Unregistered | 1 |
CB Kortney Hause | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Out On Loan | 12 |
M Finn Azaz | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Plymouth
CF Wesley | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | Levante
W Jaden Philogene-Bidace | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Cardiff
CF Keinan Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Watford
FB Ben Chrisene | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Kilmarnock
M Tim Iroegbunam | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | QPR
CF Cameron Archer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Middlesbrough
M Morgan Sanson | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Strasbourg
CF Louie Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Salford City
M Aaron Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Middlesbrough
M Marvelous Nakamba | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ | Luton Town
CB Lamare Bogarde | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Bristol Rovers

UNAVAILABLE

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Not Recorded

Player Positions:

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GK : Goalkeeper
CB, D, B : Centre Back, Defender, Back
FB, LB, RB, WH : Full Back, Left Back, Right Back, Wing Back, Wing Halfโ€จ

M, CH, LH, RH : Midfielder, Centre Half, Left Half, Right Half
W, OL, OR : Winger, Outside Left, Outside Right
F, IF, IL, IR : Forward, Inside Forward, Inside Left, Inside Right, Second Striker, False 9
CF : Centre Forward

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Match Symbols:

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โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 59%
Possession A | 41%
Shots F | 12
Shots A | 17
Shots on Target F | 4
Shots on Target A | 6
Corners F | 2
Corners A | 13
Fouls F | 6
Fouls A | 8

MATCH QUOTES

โ€œWe won our last two matches but we can be better. Our next step is to be in the top 10. โ€œWe want to improve and to be dominant in the idea I want to create. Our focus is how we can play and manage the 90 minutes ourselves. We then have to adapt to the tactical way of our opponents. โ€œWe controlled the game better in the first half. We got to their box with good combinations but they attacked well with their wingers and we had to be careful of that. โ€œIt was a good point, we prefer to win, but at the end itโ€™s fine. โ€œThey had 12 corners and itโ€™s difficult to defend every corner. โ€œI am happy because we know before the match it was going to be difficult. After 90 minutes and the first half we deserved more. We controlled the game. We scored the first goal but they pushed us as well and had chances. The second half was a little bit more open than I wanted. We were controlling very well but maybe there was a moment to score and win the match. Itโ€™s probably a fair result. โ€œIโ€™ve watched [the penalty decision for West Ham] and I respect the referees 100 per cent but my opinion is that itโ€™s very soft. โ€œI didnโ€™t watch [our stronger case for a penalty]. I didnโ€™t watch the possible penalty with Buendia. โ€œWe played against a good team who are under pressure to escape from the bottom. I played one time here and lost. Villa played here in the last matches and lost. We could have been more consistent with ball possession, trying to take our time. I think we can improve and can progress. โ€œ โ€œFirst half, in four or five progressing we did with the idea we are creating. We deserved more but we did a lot of things very good. But we also have to improve. We missed building up which weโ€™ll try to do. โ€œThe result is positive. We are keeping the distance from those at the bottom. Next week we will play a key match and how we go into the last few matches into the season. โ€œThe second is, if weโ€™re winning like we have been, we can face the teams in the top 10 so we can get them. The opportunities are coming again on Saturday. โ€œToday we lost that opportunity to be clearly closer to the top 10 teams. Next week is the same preparation. Weโ€™re at home to Bournemouth and Iโ€™m excited. We want to improve on some tactical issues weโ€™re working on. โ€œWe have to avoid the opponent when they attack with the winger. It was the same at Everton. We did better there but, today, we corrected it. In minute 30 we spoke with Alex Moreno and in the dressing room and we corrected it. โ€œI think we did better but, of course, they are trying with two very good wingers with Benrahma and Bowen to try and attack us from there and they did. โ€œ โ€œMore or less, we did better than worse. โ€œOf course, hopefully [Ollie Watkins can continue his goalscoring run]! I think heโ€™s competitive himself. Heโ€™s practicing every day trying to learn and do more work than the team is demanding. โ€œIndividually heโ€™s working, watching videos and trying to practice a lot scoring and doing individual movement in the box. โ€œOf course, this is the good spirit to improve. He is very demanding every day. Heโ€™s scoring because heโ€™s a good striker and we have to help him trying to get him in the box. Heโ€™s helping the team. Heโ€™s the first line of defence. Heโ€™s doing a competitive job. โ€œYesโ€ฆ Sometimes Iโ€™m being demanding with him [to stay in the box]. I try to improve in the small spaces to move better and to be in the box, being more efficient. His movement and his comfort with the ball. That is his improvement. Heโ€™s demanding and critical of himself. Heโ€™s listening. โ€œHeโ€™s not injured. We have to push and help with Jhon Duran to add impact. He had two small chances. I have to use the players in 90 minutes trying to give them the possibility to help us. That is the reason [Ollie Watkins was taken off on 85โ€™] โ€œLeon Baileyโ€ฆ Heโ€™s playing in his best position in the squad and weโ€™re speaking to him, trying to improve and to use his characteristic getting wide, one-on-one and sometimes playing more between a No.7 and No.9. โ€œHe can have better moments and I told him before the match that, sometimes, to play a brilliant match is not only offensively but sometimes defensively. We will need to do it and our performances away before this match were winning four from five. Today we drew. That is very good performances. Basically itโ€™s because defensively weโ€™re very committed with everybody.โ€ Unai Emery.

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